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Poster: Chris U. Date: Dec 14, 2017 4:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dick's Picks

Kudos for taking the time to assemble that list! I never bothered with any of the 80s era Dick's Picks.

But (like everyone else because that's the point) I gotta take issue with one of your rankings -- Vol 26!

Both those shows are pretty incredible. For the Chicago show, in particular, it helps to get in the right frame of mind which is to say a psychedelic frame of mind. Dick didn't pick those by accident. He was listening with his "third ear".

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Dec 14, 2017 6:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dick's Picks

The Chicago show was just a little flat for me,they seem off a bit.The Other One -> Eleven->Other One never really takes off and on the big Viola Lee -> Caution ->Viola Lee->space out the band sounds tired.I can't say that I've dosed and listened to that particular show,but I would guess it would give it more of an edge.I did like the Baby Blue,St. Stephen and thought they got going some on the Dew.The Dark Star from the Minneapolis show was well done and has that lysergic 69 feel,but the rest of the show was pretty average for me.

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Poster: Chris U. Date: Dec 18, 2017 8:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dick's Picks

"they seem off a bit."

Oh, they are definitely "off a bit". ;) That's what makes it interesting.

Agreed that the Minneapolis show is all about the Dark Star.